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Ed Templeton ‘Wayward Cognitions’ Book

CultureComments ⋅ 10 days ago
Longstanding member of the skateboarding community, Ed Templeton recently released his photography book Wayward Cognitions. Published by Thomas Campbell’s Um Yeah Arts, the tome provides an extensive look at the photography work of the legendar...

Amazon to Open New York City Retail Location

CultureComments ⋅ 13 days ago
E-commerce giant Amazon is expected to open its first store ever before the end of the year. Just one decade after its online inception, the largest internet company within the U.S. will reportedly be setting up shop in the heart of New York City.  W...

Tom Shone’s Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective

CultureComments ⋅ 14 days ago
If anyone deserves the praise for bringing pop culture glory to New York, surely Martin Scorsese ranks amongst the highest. The American director has been snubbed and outcast at times, triumphant and visionary at others, but 100% dedicated to his cra...

People of Times Square, New York

CultureComments ⋅ Oct 2, 2014
Undoubtedly one of the world’s brightest melting pots, Times Square in the heart of New York City encapsulates a unifying fervent spirit comprised of locals, entertainers, tourists and everyone in between. Never a dull moment in the city, this...

The New Yorker Launches First GIF-Based Cover

CultureComments ⋅ Sep 30, 2014
For its October 6 issue, The New Yorker has launched its first-ever GIF-based cover. Created by German artist Christoph Niemann, the cover depicts a familiar autumnal scene in the Big Apple: a yellow cab navigating through the city’s dense traf...

Rewinding Back to 1984 in NYC’s East Village by Daniel Root

CultureComments ⋅ Sep 1, 2014
Everything changes with time and as a 30-year resident of New York City’s East Village, photographer Daniel Root has seen his neighborhood significantly transform over the years. Having documented every corner of the area after moving into an a...

Obscura Magazine 2014 Summer Issue 16

CultureComments ⋅ Aug 19, 2014
One of the reigning champions of print, Hong Kong-based Obscura makes a late entrant into the quarterly stacks with its 16th issue. Running under the theme of “living more [and] thinking of less” the Summer 2014 issue focuses on the minut...

‘Banksy in New York’ Limited Edition Book by Ray Mock

CultureComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2014
After Banksy’s well-documented New York residency last year, Carnage writer and photographer Ray Mock has produced a book of the works produced during the Bristolian artist’s stint in the city. Titled Banksy in New York, the book offers a...

Monocle Explores the Endangered, Beautiful Hotel Okura

CultureComments ⋅ Aug 12, 2014
Rumors surrounding the possible reconstruction of Tokyo’s iconic Hotel Okura were made official this week, and citizens of Tokyo as well as lovers of modern Japanese architecture couldn’t be more displeased with the announcement. While Tokyo’s changi...

Independent Trucks Presents ‘That Guy’ – A Documentary Series on UK Skateboarders

CultureComments ⋅ Jul 31, 2014
California skateboarding imprint Independent Trucks presents a new documentary series focusing on UK skateboarders. Titled That Guy, the first segment centers around professional skateboarder and longstanding Slam City Skates affiliate Chris Pulman....

Three Indicted in Nike Basketball Foul Play Scandal

CultureComments ⋅ Jul 11, 2014
Three men have been indicted by a federal grand jury in the U.S. on charges of conspiracy to transport, receive and sell stolen goods in connection with an elaborate scheme involving rare Nike footwear. In a scheme that first came to light back in Ap...

The Process of Making Scissors at Sheffield’s Ernest Wright & Sons

CultureComments ⋅ Jun 30, 2014
British filmographer Shaun Bloodworth has teamed up with Steel Stories to produce “The Putter,” a short film that documents Cliff Denton, who is literally a “putter-togetherer of scissors.” Coinciding with the centenary of the...

Watch Kanye West, Steve Stoute & Ben Horowitz’s Talk at Cannes Lions 2014

CultureComments ⋅ Jun 24, 2014
Last week at Cannes Lions Festival, Kanye West joined Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO of brand development and marketing firm Translation and Ben Horowitz, entrepreneur and Co-Founder of enterprise software company Opsware, for a seminar titled “...

Im Fokus: aNYthing

CultureComments ⋅ Jun 23, 2014
For the latest installment of its Im Fokus video series, Berlin’s ABOUTNOW links with aNYthing founder Kiernan Costello for a look at New York’s longstanding tradition in the art world as well as why people find it so alluring. Costello calls upon sk...

Red Bull Presents ‘Jart in Deepest Brazil’ Part 1

CultureComments ⋅ Jun 20, 2014
While Brazil is currently in the midst of a football fever, skateboard company Jart to pay the country a visit for an entirely different sport. Here, the longstanding skate label teams up with Red Bull, and joined by a cohort of local riders for its...